My house is currently filled with the soft scent of fresh paint. My decorator is an absolute star and I am so glad that I managed to persuade my husband to get someone in to decorate rather than do it himself. You will be relieved to know that since I last wrote life is looking much rosier!
- My essay is done dusted and sent off!!
- My holiday is nearly sorted in spite of a bumpy ride trying to organise it.
- My decorator is brilliant.
- My house is starting to look gorgeous.
- My course is finished
- I am back to work tomorrow & can't wait to see my colleagues.
All this painting and decorating has made me think though. I need to get my head round keeping this place clean and tidy. My decorator's wife, poor love, has OCD and cleans twice a day, every day. That, I think, is too much for anyone, but I have to be more organised so that it doesn't get into the mess it was in when we prepared for the painting.
But how to do this? I am NOT a great housewife. I have so many other things I would rather be doing, like reading, running, skiing, gardening, working, cooking, running a family, blogging, studying ... see what I mean??
So how can I go about it? Maybe a room a day? Maybe have my husband and two boys move out and wrap everything in cellophane?
I do not want to spend all my time cleaning, but its no good waiting for someone to visit before I spring clean frantically. Now ... don't get me wrong ... the house is not disgustingly dirty. Its dusty and untidy because there are 4 of us in a tiny house and we have gathered lots of clutter over the years. This decorating thing has forced us to consider and the plan is to get rid of LOTS of 'stuff '.
I think I may have to draw up a rota for myself so I can put it next to my running rota and be organised ... Perhaps I need to buy some essential cleaning tools... What are your essentials? Am I missing something vital?? I have vacuum cleaner, sprays, brooms ... is there something missing??
Oh Good Grief!! I can't believe I am actually writing a post about cleaning ... But its one of those things I was never really 'taught' and I think I am a combination of lazy/occupied in other things/ignorant of technique ... Is there a cleaning technique??
Help me!!! Maybe I should just hire a cleaner??? EUREKA!!!!